European river cruise

Scenic - Delightful Douro with Lisbon and Madrid

14 Day Delightful Douro with Lisbon and Madrid

Delightful Douro with Lisbon and Madrid

Days: 14

From: Lisbon to Madrid

Countries Visited: Portugal

Code: lidm

Code_ERC: lidm-1

( Brochure Price: $ 9,120 pp )

Our Price: $8,664 pp


1. Bem-vindo
Start your journey with a three night stay in Lisbon. Meals included: Dinner

2. Lisbon
Take a guided tour of Lisbon. Freechoice Visit the Maritime Museum and learn the nautical history of this once dominant seafaring nation or visit the hilltop Sintra Palace. Meals included: Breakfast

3. Lisbon
Enjoy time at leisure before experiencing Portuguese cuisine at its finest tonight. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

4. Lisbon > Porto
The journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, will see you travelling to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

5. Porto > Regua
Today, enjoy on board activities such as traditional tile painting, or simply relax as your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Regua where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum at your leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine-growing region of the Douro Valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6. Regua > Vega de Terron
Freechoice Tour the elegant town of Lamego, or enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

7. Salamanca
Discover Salamanca’s architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the local cuisine while you enjoy a Flamenco dance performance. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8. Pocinho > Pinhão
Take a leisurely cruise this morning to nearby Pocinho. Freechoice Visit the award winning Côa Valley Museum or, if you’re a little more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion. Sundowners Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch
of the river towards Pinhão. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

9. Pinhão > Porto
Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. Wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusive for Scenic guests. Enrich The beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10. Porto
Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa. Freechoice Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

11. Porto > Madrid
Today you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to one of Madrid’s leading hotels for a three night stay. Meals included: Breakfast

12. Madrid
Enjoy a tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian Quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains. Freechoice Choose between the exceptional Prado Museum or the equally delightful 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid. This evening, enjoy fine Spanish cuisine in a superb local restaurant. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

13. Madrid
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city. Stroll the fashionable boutiques, relax in one of the manicured gardens, or simply explore the surrounding area. Meals included: Breakfast

14. Madrid
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Madrid airport. Meals included: Breakfast

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Cruise Highlights

The soul of Portugal. From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance.. Discover the delights of Lisbon, Portugal’s welcoming capital city, before boarding the luxurious Scenic Azure which will transport you along the hidden gem that is the Douro Valley. Your journey concludes in the sparkling Spanish city of Madrid where you’ll experience its intriguing mix of passion and soul.